Don Gaetz promises more testing reform in 2016

by: Micheale Auslen Michael AuslenMichael Auslen| Tampa Bay Times September 2, 2015 After an effort in the 2015 session eliminated some tests students have to take that lawmakers said were duplicates, state Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, the education budget chairman and former Senate president, says he’s going after even more. It doesn’t make sense for…

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Voucher program’s accountability cloudy

BY: Rich Christie Palm Beach Post| August 2, 2015   By most measures, one would consider Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program a success. After about 14 years, some 70,000 mostly low-income and minority students annually take advantage of vouchers that allow them the opportunity to attend any private school of their choice. And according to…

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